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15 fans they suspect are accountable for devoting black England players to racist abuse have been identified by authorities and detained six of them.
The nine not detained are under police investigation, together with three desired.
The 6-0 Euro 2020 qualifier win over Bulgaria in Sofia of england was stopped in the first half after racist chanting by home fans.
“We do not tolerate such behavior,” Bulgaria Ministry of the Interior commissioner Georgi Hadzhiev said.
Bulgaria’s football chief Borislav Mikhailov resigned on Tuesday.
Bulgaria director Krasimir Balakov said following the game he”didn’t hear” any chanting, with formerly accused England of using a larger racism problem.
But Balakov has since posted a statement on Facebook, acknowledging the incidents on Monday along with also apologising into”English footballers and to all those who believed offended”.
“I condemn all forms of racism as an unacceptable behavior that interrupts ordinary human connections,” he added. “I believe this kind of prejudice ought to be buried deep within our past, and no one should be subjected to it”
When he was asked on TV how to prevent a similar event in 20, bulgarian legend Hristo Stoichkov became emotional. He recommended that”fans aren’t allowed in the scene or perhaps [face] thicker punishments”.
Apparently referring to the five-year European ban imposed English club sides after 39 people died at Heysel Stadium before the onset of the 1985 European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus, he added:”Like in England for decades – five years with no going to stadiums. People don’t deserve to suffer.”
The English Football Association and Uefa have condemned the activities of this’ultras’ section of Bulgaria fans, together with Aleksander Ceferin, president of the sport’s European governing body, calling “soccer family and governments” to”wage war about the racists”.
Together with counseling one of the options open to them, the FA has provided assistance to England players following the chanting.
England midfielder Jordan Henderson known as the behavior of Bulgaria lovers”disgusting”, after they were warned for making Nazi salutes and fighter sounds.
“I obviously was not content with the situation we were in – it wasn’t great to participate in and it shouldn’t be happening in 2019,” he said.
Team-mate Tyrone Mings, that was also making his international debut on Monday, said he noticed racist chanting”clear as day” during the pre-match warm-up at Sofia.
A variety of players posted thanking travelling fans for their service after the game and expressing their pride despite the abuse at the performance.
“Not an easy situation to play and not one that should be occurring in 2019,” said striker Marcus Rashford. “Proud we climbed above it to carry three things but this needs stamping out.
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